The hype, and hope, on the Apple Tablet is ridiculous right now, and the WSJ is just piling it on with talk about it revolutionizing television, textbooks and newspapers like the iPod changed music. Let's all just calm down here.
WSJ says Apple's been researching e-textbooks, as well as newspapers and magazines (which we knew, and we knew that they've been talking to various people in the publishing industry).
But, what we didn't know is that apparently Apple's been talking to CBS and Disney to get a monthly TV subscription deal going, and working with EA to demo how well games would work on the tablet. The Journal also reinforces the Bing on iPhone rumor we heard yesterday, making it seem like Apple's really taking an anti-Google stance.
Another bit we didn't know is that the tablet is supposedly shared among various people in the house, complete with sticky notes that you leave to other people. And, with the built-in webcam, it'll recognize you automatically. If all these rumors pan out, the tablet is kind of an all-in-one media consumption device, slurping down basically every sort of mass media humans have made since the printing press. [WSJ]

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